Frank Edgar “It is the plan, to eventually go down [to 145lbs] one day”

“I got nothin’ against 145 (pounds). Will I make it there one day? Probably. You know? That’s the truth. But, I just don’t wanna go out on these terms. I felt like the fight was too close for me to just be like, ‘Alright, I’m going down to 45,’ you know?”

“You know, the reality is that when I first got into this, there was not 45, there was only 55. Actually, when I first started fighting, UFC didn’t even have 55. So, when 55 came, that’s where I fought. Then, I started doing well, and my record kinda speaks for itself. It is the plan, to eventually go down one day, just not now.”

“I don’t even know, especially since I have Ben, looming here, in the distance. Forty-five is a ways away. But, he’s (Aldo is) tough. Just because you go down a weight class doesn’t mean it gets any easier, especially when you’re fighting a guy like Jose Aldo. He’s got the power on these guys, but he’s got the speed also. He presents a lot of problems.”

“Well, I had a meeting with Dana (White) again, yesterday in the city an that’s when he told me I was getting the rematch. The process was that I expressed how I felt, that I felt I deserved the rematch. I wanted the rematch. I let Dana know and then I guess a lot of fans, a lot of supporters backed me up on Twitter, getting at Dana and Lorenzo (Fertitta) and they made the right choice.”

“You know, I’m just gonna do what I think worked for me, during the fight. I got months to prepare. I’m gonna go back to the drawing board and watch the fight with my team. They’re more the game planners than I am. But, I’m sure they’ll be some things we can pick apart, work on and get better. He did a good job of gettin’ up. Obviously those are some things I can get better at and work on, but I don’t wanna take anything away from him. He fought a good fight too. So, we’ll see what comes around, next time.”

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